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EPA and CDC To Sign Historic Agreement Promoting Water Conservation

Release Date: 06/06/2008
Contact Information: Davina Marraccini, (404) 562-8293,

(ATLANTA – Jun. 6, 2008) On Monday, senior representatives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will participate in a signing ceremony to kick-off a historic agreement between the two agencies promoting water conservation. CDC is to become the EPA’s first federal partner in promoting water efficiency.

WHO: CDC Director Julie Gerberding;

      EPA Assistant Administrator for Water Benjamin H. Grumbles;
          EPA Deputy Regional Administrator (on detail to the CDC) Stan Meiburg;
          EPA Region 4 Chief of Staff Don Christy;
          EPA Region 4 Water Division Director Jim Giattina; and
          Incoming American Water Works Association (AWWA) President Michael Leonard.

WHAT: EPA Assistant Administrator for Water Benjamin H. Grumbles to sign a historic agreement with CDC Director Julie Gerberding to promote water conservation.

WHEN: Monday, Jun. 9, 2008, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

WHERE: AWWA Annual Conference
      Georgia World Congress Center
      285 International Blvd NW
      Atlanta, Ga.
          The announcement will take place at the AWWA Exhibit Hall near the WaterSense booth (#2304). Media asked to check in at the press desk in the registration lobby.